You're the Stranger, a mysterious bounty hunter on a mission to bag the ultimate prize. And you need that money like no one else because there is something very wrong with your health and the only way to fix it is a very costly operation.
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Very Positive (542 reviews) - 83% of the 542 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 20, 2010

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Includes 4 items: Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus®, Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee®, Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee, Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD

 

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About This Game

You're the Stranger, a mysterious bounty hunter on a mission to bag the ultimate prize. And you need that money like no one else because there is something very wrong with your health and the only way to fix it is a very costly operation. However the nature of your illness remains a secret and as you find out during the game, for a good reason.

In the dusty, undeveloped wastelands of Western Mudos, cantankerous townsfolk find their settlements besieged by belligerent outlaws. Along comes Stranger, a tall, dark and enigmatic bounty hunter with a mission to capture troublemakers and scoundrels and return them to civilized townships for incarceration.
But Stranger is keeping a secret and needs expensive surgery to survive. In his quest to earn enough Moolah, Stranger reluctantly accepts the ultimate bounty from the owner of the Mongo River and suddenly his adventure takes a very different turn.

Key Features:

  • Fire Live Ammo! Launch critters at your enemies. Distract them with Chippunks, encase them in Bolamite webbing, or destroy them with Stingbees and explosive bats.
  • Accept missions from the Bounty Store and talk to neurotic townsfolk to learn where your bounty can be found.
  • 1st/3rd Person gameplay.
  • Easter eggs.
  • Unlockables.
  • 35 Achievements.
  • Three modes of difficulty.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2+
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Graphics: nVidia 6600 or better or ATI x1600 or better (256 MB+)
    • DirectX®: 9
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB
    • Sound: Any DirectX 9 compatible Sound Card
    • Other: OpenGL2.0
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
16.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Stranger's Wrath is a really mindblowing and innovating game. Being 11 years old it still hold gameplay and mechanics, that are solid to this day. This game was so far ahead of its time.
As a player you will get a huge amount of content, a huge variety of ammo and loads of different ways to complete the levels. You play as a bounty hunter and you are equipped with a crossbow, that uses ammo in forms of critters that you hunt. That means you shoot down bad guys with spiders, fuzzles or even bats! You choose yourself how you will deploy this ammo, as they all has their own purpose; wrap them in web, deploy as a living mine or shoot a living skunk that makes the enemy throw up. The games really leaves you with a whole lot of choices. You even get to decide if you want to kill the bandits, or catch them alive for a bigger bounty.

The enviroment is great and I don't usually like deserts, but I found this one fun and exciting. It was in no way empty. As the game progress you are taken from the desert to the forest, temples, jungles and even more places, so the scenery constantly changes, with a lot of lore and detail, which keeps the player constantly occupied. Together with a lot of content and challenges, this really wraps up a good experience. I found to have ZERO problems playing this game and had no crashes at all. I was even surprised of how well and good the control and camera were. I felt it was made for PC. I did experience only getting the 'Easy'-achievement, even though I finished it on 'Hard'. All other achivements worked and I am sure this is not a common thing. The Achievements are fun and interesting to complete. They are realistic, but hard, so I would recommend doing them. Fun and a good challenge.

For people who played the previous Oddworld games: You are in for a treat! Even though Abe and Munch is far away and not present, the keen eye will spot references and items from RuptureFarms and such. Even some of the wildlife that lives in these parts, also exists in Abe's part of Oddworld. The two are woven good together and the old-school fan will surely feel some nostalgia when noticing those things. The story is as always extremely good and really reflects on things from our real world. The game has a great message that is delivered with an awesome storytelling and interesting gameplay.

This game's mechanics and content easily beats todays big games. They have always been very creative, the guys behind these games. The game is also very re-playable, which games rarely are.

9.5/10
*Would have been 10 if the Hard-achievement had worked for me.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
One of my most favorite games of my childhood that sadly never had a sequel. I would re-play this games several times before getting bored of it.. Now that I have a higher quality computer I am hoping to get back into it with hopes of a sequel. If only I could get the game to load on windows 10
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
This game is a tough-as-nails FPS. And I couldn't love it anymore!

The nostalgia factor of this game is off the charts, and I must say it lives up to the hype I had when getting it; Oddworld games are some of the best games out there, and this is no exception.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Played it on the original Xbox, the PS3, and last time it came on sale, here.

Fantastic game. Especially considering it`s age. Really wish they`d make something like this again.
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10 of 17 people (59%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
I was very excited to play this game as I had read about it all over the net that people loved it for it's eccentric band of characters and weirdness that you'd come to expect from an Oddworld game.

Stranger's Wrath is a story about a traveling bounty hunter named Stranger who visits an old west town full of chickens. He collects a bounty and returns for a reward. Like you'd probably imagine, you get more if you can bring in the target alive. Stranger is indeed a strange animal, and it's pretty cool how well he fits into the world of this particular Oddworld game. He really does give off a gun-slinger vibe.

Unfortunately, all this is hindered by very poor optimization. It's an HD port but yet will not let you output above 720p, the option is there, however the resolution will not display correctly (check out the threads about it on the hub), what's worse is that the developers and the people who ported the project have never listened to the community and tried to fix this problem. It's just all around bad support for this specific product and thats5a shame because I really wanted to enjoy this at 1080p or 4k possibly. It just won't display properly, no matter the rig, no matter the gpu.

Another problem is the frustrating button mapping. It's horrendous and a pain but must be done if you wish to use a controller. By the time you finish you have to have faith and if it doesnt work you must exit the game and redo it all over again, hoping you get it right this time. It's frustrating and frankly a waste of time. This is one of the few action/adventure games that I feel may actually be easier use mouse and keyboard because mappingthe buttons for your controller is such a pain. My experience was with the Xbox 360 controller and it was shocking how bad this experience turned out.

This may be the worst HD Remaster port on Steam. PC gamers deserve much better!
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